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1120 Park Avenue: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 1120 Park Avenue by Carter Horsley

This very attractive, neo-Georgian-style apartment building at 1120 Park Avenue on the northwest corner at 90th Street was erected in 1929 and converted to a cooperative in 1961.

The 21-story building, which was designed by George F. Pelham for Bing & Bing, has 68 apartments.

Bottom Line

One of the better-looking, pre-war buildings on Park Avenue in Carnegie Hill.


The red-brick building has a very spiffy and elegant top with a terracotta bandcourse of garlands and terracotta rim outlining the centers of the 16th through the 19th floors both vertically and horizontally,

There is a large bandcourse above the third floor.


The building has a doorman, a live-in superintendent and a gym.


Apartment 2021A is a duplex penthouse  with a 25-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 25-foot-wide living room with a fireplace and a 23-foot-wide terrace and a 20-foot-wide dining room with a 6-foot-wide terrace and a 17-foot-wide terrace, next to a 10-foot-long pantry and a 22-foot-long angled kitchen with an 8-foot-wide terrace and a 34-foot-wide terrace, and a 8-foot-square maid’s room on the lower level and a 20-foot-wide library, a 25-foot-wide master bedroom with a fireplace and two more bedrooms on the upper level.

Apartment 4A is a four-bedroom unit with a 22-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to the 26-foot-long living room with wood-burning fireplace that is next to the 22-foot-long dining room that is adjacent to the 17-foot-long den that is next to the 20-foot-long kitchen and 11-foot-long maid’s room.

Apartment 10B is a three-bedroom unit that has a 14-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 27-foot-long living room with a wood-burning fireplace and an 18-foot-long dining room next to a 29-foot-long eat-in kitchen with a 9-foot-long TV room/office.

Apartment 14B is a two-bedroom unit that has a 14-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 27-foot-wide living room with a fireplace and a 18-foot-square dining room that leads to  a 13-foot-wide breakfast room, a 14-foot-wide kitchen, a 12-ofoot-and a 12-foot-wide maid’s room.  The apartment also has a 15-foot- long library.

Apartment 11C is a two-bedroom unit that has a 9-foot-wide entrance gallery that opens onto a 28-foot-long living room with a fireplace and a 12-foot-wide dining area next to a 10-foot-wide kitchen.

Apartment 17C is a two-bedroom unit that has a 19-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 28-foot-long living room with wood-burning fireplace and a 17-foot-wide library, and a 20-foot-long dining room with an angled 15-foot-wide pantry that leads  to a 29-foot-long kitchen with an 11-foot-wide open office.


A May 21, 1941 article in The New York Times reported that Frank Shields, the tennis player, had leased a maisonette apartement at 1120 Park Avenue.


Located in the heart of the very desirable Carnegie Hill neighborhood, it is convenient to many fine schools as well as religious and cultural institutions and is close to a good supermarket on Madison Avenue. An express subway station is at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 23 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 17 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #37 Rated co-op - Carnegie Hill
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